Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Beekeeping: Preparing Hives for Cold Weather | LDS Prepper

http://youtu.be/w6qn8Dz7U1I

Preparing a bee hive for winter and cold weather is one of the most stressful parts of beekeeping. You don't want all your work to die during the winter. I show how I prepare one of my weaker hives for winter by combining two brood boxes into one. I also share my approach to smoking bees, how I use my hive tool to remove boxes but not damage the edges and my use of screen board bottom covers and the hive top entrance.

RESOURCES:

- Steel Hive Tool: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B...

- Stainless Steel Hive Smoker with Guard: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B...

- The Backyard Beekeeper: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592...

- Meade Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Thermo Hygrometer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004...

- Honeywell TS33C Temperature and Humidity Sensor: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001...

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